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The Vigil-class corvette was a warship in the Imperial Navy.

DescriptionEdit

Produced by Kuat Drive Yards for the Imperial Navy, the Vigil-class is considered the smallest vessel in the iconic Star Destroyer line of ships.[1]

Sharing a dagger-shaped hull, heavy armament, and relatively large crew compliment for its class, the Vigil-class shares many iconic design features of a true destroyer.[1] The exception to this being the command deck, which sits flush with the hull to the aft over the main drive engines, giving the Vigil-class a smaller silhouette and better protection than a tall and exposed command tower.[1]

For its primary armament, the Vigil-class is true to its destroyer origins, carrying a trio of turret mounted dual heavy turbolaser turrets on the dorsal hull that give it an exceedingly heavy punch for its class.[1] Further supplementing its armament are a trio of lighter turbolaser turrets, along with smaller anti-starfighter laser cannons.[1]

Thanks to their size and role, these ships rarely serve in the line of battle with larger types of star destroyers.[1] Instead they patrol trade routes, escort cruisers as picket ships, serve as battlegroup leaders for small backwater fleets, operate as lone cruisers hunting pirates and smugglers, and generally serve where a larger destroyer would be deemed excessive or wasteful.[1]

HistoryEdit

Naval Station Validusia

Several Vigil-class ships flying near Naval Station Validusia.

Several Vigil-class corvettes were serviced at Naval Station Validusia.[3] The corvettes patrolled trade routes, acted as battle group leaders in small fleets, and hunted pirates alone. They were also used as scoutcraft.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Vigil-class corvette (Fractalsponge)

Ansel Hsiao's model from Fractalsponge.

This design originated as a fanon vessel made by Ansel Hsiao. According to Hsiao, it was intended to be a heavy corvette for escort, reconnaissance, and utility duties of the Galactic Empire.[4] When approached by Lucasfilm Licensing to provide artwork for The Essential Guide to Warfare, Hsiao submitted his own designs in addition to new models, along with their names. The names were recorded in LFL's Holocron continuity database, according to the artist. [5] Jason Fry, one of the authors of the book, forgot to record the statistics of the Vigil-class corvette in the endnotes section detailing the other ships Hsiao designed, and proceeded to post it on the eighth part of the endnotes on his tumblr account as a quick note at the end.[2]

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Kuat capital ship classes
Transports
Corona-classTon-Falk-classStar Seeder-classStarwind-class
Corvettes
Adz-classLaw-classRaider-classVigil-class
Frigates
Auxilia-classArdent-classCorona-classEF76 Nebulon-B
Imperial II-classLancer-classLupus-classMedStar-class
Munifex-classNebulon-B2 · Pelta-classStar Galleon-class
Cruisers
Acclamator-classAcclamator II-classArquitens-class
Broadside-classCaptor-classEnforcer-classPursuit-class
Star Destroyers
Gladiator-classImperial I-classImperial II-class
Pellaeon-classSecutor-classStorm FleetTector-class
Venator-classVictory I-classVictory II-class
Battlecruisers
Praetor-classPraetor II-classProcurator-class
Dreadnoughts
Arc HammerBellator-classEclipse-classExecutor-class
Mandator-classMandator II-classMandator III-class
Sovereign-classVengeance-class
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